Kenneth Keen Bio, Wiki
Kenneth Keen is a senior partner and Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group. He is also renowned for being the wife to Fiona Hill, who formerly served in the Trump administration as the Senior Director for Europe and Russia on the National Security Council. Hill resigned in July of 2019.
During closed-door testimony as part of the formal impeachment inquiry, Hill testified that she and former National Security Advisor John Bolton had been concerned about attempts by Rudy Giuliani to pressure Ukraine. She is scheduled to testify publicly on Thursday, November 21.
Kenneth Keen has kept a low profile even as wife Fiona Hill has been thrust into the national spotlight. But he appears to have been known to her Trump administration colleagues.
Kenneth Keen Education & Career
Keen Linkedln shows that he attended Dartmouth College for a degree in History between 1984 to 1988. He later joined Havard University where he met his future wife for an MA in Russian Studies graduating in1991. After Harvard, he spent time working in the pharmaceutical industry as a public affairs manager. He lists her latest studies as an MBA in Finance, Strategy and Marketing from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management class of 2000.
Kenneth Keen focused on Russian Studies as a student, but it does not appear he ever pursued the topic as a career. After earning his MBA, Keen went to work for the Boston Consulting Group in 2000. His title on the company website is listed as Managing Director & Senior Partner.
A look at Keen’s Linkeldn bio shows that he “has worked extensively with leading health-care and consumer companies, primarily in areas related to marketing and sales and organization.” The bio adds that Keen is the head of the firm’s office in Washington, D.C.
Fiona Hill and Kenneth Keen Met at Harvard University
Fiona Hill and Kenneth Keen met on the campus of Harvard University. According to a Harvard alumni newsletter, they were both working on their Master’s degrees at the time. Hill was working as a tutor at the Cabot House and that is where she and Keen first met. The residence is described on the university website as an “academic community made up of some 380 undergraduates, as well as associated tutors, faculty members, and scholars.”
It is not, however, clear whether Keen was also a tutor or if they worked together on any specific projects. It simply states that Cabot House is “where she met—and later wed—her husband, Kenneth Keen.”
Kenneth Keen Daughter
Kenneth Keen and Fiona Hill are parents to a daughter. The New York Times reported that their daughter is now 12 years old.
Keen and Hill’s daughter goes to the same school where several children of former presidents attended: Sidwell Friends. It’s a private institution that boasts alumni including both Obama daughters, Chelsea Clinton, Al Gore’s son, and Joe Biden’s grandchildren.
As per Sidwell Friends publication from 2018 Keen and Hill were listed as parents of a child that will graduate in 2025.
Fiona Hill Testimony
Fiona Hill testified as part of the inquiry after receiving a subpoena; her full testimony has been made public and can be viewed here. She told lawmakers that former National Security Adviser John Bolton described Rudy Giuliani as a “hand grenade that is going to blow everybody up.” She said that Bolton instructed her to go to John Eisenberg, a lawyer for the National Security Council, about the alleged efforts to pressure Ukraine to open an investigation into Joe Biden.
Hill also testified that she had received death threats at her home before testifying. In the official transcript of her testimony, she explained that others had expressed concern for her safety. She is scheduled to testify publicly on Thursday, November 21st, 2019.